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Mac OSX Expose Clone for Windows Vista

author alang

Mac OSX Expose Clone for Windows Vista

Expose is an application on Mac OSX that tiles all the open windows with the press of a key, letting you quickly choose between them. Now there is finally a Mac OSX Expose clone application for Windows Vista that runs great! Not only that, but it’s open source, so you can improve it if you wanted to.

To install this application, you’ll have to run the setup application as well as the Visual C++ redistributable package, unless you have visual studio installed, which you probably don’t.

Once you have it installed, you can just press the F9 key, and you’ll immediately be presented with a tiled view. If you have a video playing, it will continue to play in the tiled view.

If you move your mouse to the upper left hand corner of the screen, it will immediately tile all the windows. You can configure the hotspot or the hotkey with the tray icon, although it’s not the most user friendly dialog.

There is one feature that MyExpose does not have from the Mac version, and that’s to tile only the open windows of a particular application.

Developer : Simon Ferquel
Filesize : 1.25MB



Comment by Alex Hawke on 2007-02-12 12:26:52

Im afraid it didn’t work as smoothly as I wanted on Windows Vista RC1, but it may just be a problem with my PC. There was alot of flicker basically. Looking forward to an update if possible.

Comment by Ballena on 2007-02-12 14:25:45

Is it worth testing? I’m running reflex vison now and it works great.

Comment by Jake Moore on 2007-02-13 00:58:54

This feature is actually built into windows vista. I have vista ultimate, and whenever I click a third button on my mouse, it does this.

The only bad thing is that I haven’t figured out a keyboard shortcut for it. I think it only works with Microsoft brand mice.

Comment by Nico on 2007-02-13 21:39:24

@ Jake Moore: I didn’t knew about this feature and unfortunately, I have not a now MS mouse. Can you please open the preferences of your mouse and tell me how this feature is called? If you find out a keyboard shortcut, can you please post it here as well?

It could also be that it is a feature of the mouse drivers…

Comment by MrWilson on 2007-02-14 05:37:58

Is a version for Windows XP available too? Or Vista only?

Comment by Jake Moore on 2007-02-19 03:50:13

Ok, If you read above, you’ll see that I’ve stated that this is a feature that is already built into Vista. I’ve found out the the feature comes to me whenever I download the Intellipoint software from Microsoft. So, if you download this, I think You can assign this built-in function to a button on your mouse. On my mouse, I click a button inside the scroll wheel chamber. This was already set, I didn’t have to change anything to do it. I’m not sure if it will work with non-microsoft mice.

Comment by Paul on 2007-02-24 14:35:12

nope intelipoint only works with MS mice.

Comment by teng on 2007-03-31 23:28:33

not work in windows2003

Comment by keith on 2007-04-13 12:49:34

very nice, but isn’t windows vista same as osx?

Comment by zapzup on 2007-07-22 15:53:06

RE: Keith

What? O_o

Comment by safiy on 2008-01-28 06:44:13

wow vista really does have this feature

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